The knockout stage of the Malaysia Cup is finally underway and with four first leg matches spread out over five days as Terengganu FC became the first team to win in this season's quarterfinal stage after a 1-2 victory over Felda United at Tun Abdul Razak Stadium.
Irfan Bakti's men who finished top of Group A to reach this stage, took a first half lead through Nazrullah Hanif but saw Felda fought back into the game with a Gilberto Fortunato equaliser in the second half.
Just when B. Sathianathan thought his team has escaped a defeat and have managed to keep the tie in balance, they conceded a late penalty to the away side. Lee Tuck step up to confidently dispatched the spot kick to give his side the win.
The return leg will take place on Friday 28 September where Terengganu will play host at Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium.
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His team beat Tajikistan while Japan beat Thailand in Group A of the AFC U-16 Championship on Thursday, but these results have not altered any of Malaysia head coach Lim Teong Kim's plans. Pasukannya menewaskan Tajikistan sementara Jepun menumbangkan Thailand dalam Kumpulan A Kejohanan AFC B16 pada hari Khamis, tetapi keputusan-keputusan ini tidak sedikit pun akan mengubah perancangan jurulatih Malaysia, Lim Teong Kim.